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Design and Evaluation of a Microsensor for a Bionic Hand with Metamaterials

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Innovations in Mechanical Engineering

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Prosthetics are the electro-mechanical frameworks which are an incredible assistance in helping the physical difficulties experienced by amputees. These are impelled in various ways, for example, wired associations, pneumatic systems, mechanical systems, and shape memory alloys. Mechanical and pneumatic frameworks that are at present utilized in prosthetics needs exactness, scholarly control and are not exceptionally light in weight. Transducers can be used in which the recognizing components have less weight with closed loop feedback system and precision of the prosthetics can be extended when differentiated with mechanical and pneumatic systems. Metamaterials and shape memory compounds are the activation innovation identified which can be a gamechanger for downsizing the structure of the transducer. These metamaterials can be used in the form of muscle actuators with the end goal that it chips away at the premise of constriction and extension of the prosthetics. This paper is an attempt to develop an idea of bionic hand with an integrated sensory system. The bionic hand is modelled with integrated microsensor system and evaluated the total heat flux of 1.2275e−2 W/mm2 and Joule heat 3.2713e−23 W/mm3, respectively, using thermo electric analysis with sensor functional conditions. It is found analytically that these parameters are within the functional range when embedded with the structure of bionic hand with proper cladding materials.

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Sreedhar, M., Kalyana Chakravarthy, Y. (2022). Design and Evaluation of a Microsensor for a Bionic Hand with Metamaterials. In: Narasimham, G.S.V.L., Babu, A.V., Reddy, S.S., Dhanasekaran, R. (eds) Innovations in Mechanical Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore.

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